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Coat Color Enhancers

Have you noticed the wide array of spray-on color enhancers for horses that are available at major tack stores?

By Cindy Hale | 1/30/2005

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Starlets, super models and high school prom queens aren't the only ones savvy to the proper application of make-up these days. Have you noticed the wide array of spray-on color enhancers for horses that are available at major tack stores? That's right: If your horse is blessed with a set of white stockings, now you can make his legs sparkle with a dose of white powder spritzed from a spray can. But it doesn't stop there. Colors include two shades of sorrel red, black and gray. While practical use dictates that a horse with a temporary blemish could benefit from a spot paint job before entering the show-ring, some show horses are subjected to makeovers as part of their preparation. Paints, for example, sometimes have their contrasting patches of colors highlighted by, well, a temporary paint job. Don't worry, though. These spray-on colors are as harmless as kindergarten water colors. They are easily removed with a damp brush or a shower. (While most show organizations permit color enhancement, it's always a good idea to check your show rules before using a product.)

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Franki    Oklahoma City, OK

1/14/2016 6:07:12 AM

I think I've heard of these color enahancers and I believe it was at Atwoods one day but the only coat enahancer I've ever used us Show Sheen.

Casey    somewhere, WI

10/29/2014 7:08:45 AM

interesting article!

Awesome    Los Angles, CA

3/6/2013 5:52:35 PM

@ Kim,

Most of the time you can order on line.

Some of these products are called HORSE SPRAY PAINT, WORLD CHAMPION PEPI PRODUCTS, there are quite a few different ones so just google or bing it :-{ ) Hope that hopes

Kim    Pittsburgh, PA

1/20/2012 8:57:18 AM

I have a very dark bay most of the time black. He is to do a commercial and need to fade out some brown spots. What is the name of some of these spray on products and can u order on line?
Thanks for any information

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